Top Ten Foods For Heart Health

Posted January 26, 2012 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Holistic Medicine

Tasly pharmaceutical corporation has published its top ten list of healthy foods for heart health.  Tasly is recognized for producing the first FDA phase-two approved Chinese herbal medicine for the treatment of heart disease, presently in its phase-three trial. The top ten foods include:

  • Oatmeal. This fiber-rich superfood can lower levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol and contains omega-3 fatty acids, folate and potassium.
  • Salmon. Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, salmon can effectively reduce blood pressure.
  • Avocado. Packed with monounsaturated fat, avocados can lower LDL levels while raising the amount of HDL cholesterol in your body.
  • Olive oil. Full of monounsaturated fats, olive oil lowers bad LDL cholesterol.
  • Nuts. A great source of healthy fat, walnuts are full of omega-3 fatty acids and, along with almonds and macadamia nuts, are loaded with mono- and polyunsaturated fat.
  • Berries. Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries are full of anti-inflammatories, which reduce risk of heart disease.
  • Legumes. Fill up on fiber with lentils, chickpeas and black and kidney beans. They’re packed with omega-3 fatty acids, calcium and soluble fiber.
  • Spinach.  Helps to maintain heart health thanks to its stores of lutein, folate, potassium, and fiber. Increasing servings of any vegetable can benefit heart health.
  • Flaxseed. Full of fiber and omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, sprinkle a little flaxseed on oatmeal or whole-grain cereal for a heart-healthy breakfast.
  • Soy. Soy lowers cholesterol and is low in saturated fat. A great source of lean protein. Look for natural sources, like tempeh, organic silken tofu and soy milk.

Acupuncture & Massage College’s Community Clinic offers acupuncture, massage therapy and herbal medicine for the treatment of a wide range of health conditions as well as for overall wellness. To schedule an appointment call (305) 595-9500. For information about AMC’s Oriental Medicine and Massage Therapy programs ask for Joe Calareso, Admissions Director.  

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